NSW police make $3 million cannabis haul

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Detectives investigating the statewide supply of cannabis have seized more than $3 million worth of plants in raids in Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast.

Inquiries which began 18 months ago led Strike Force Harthouse to a rural property near Gosford on Thursday.

Drug and Firearms Squad officers and water police executed a warrant in Berecry Rd at Mangrove Mountain shortly before 4pm.

It's alleged they found and seized 630 cannabis plants, with an estimated potential street value of $2.2 million.

A 25-year-old Parramatta man was arrested at the property and taken to Gosford station for questioning.

Further inquiries then led detectives along with Public Order and Riot Squad officers to adjacent homes at Rosehill and Parramatta, in Sydney's west, late on Thurday night.

During searches, officers allegedly found an enhanced indoor hydroponic set-up in one of the homes and seized a further 230 plants.

They also took as evidence electronic devices and equipment consistent with the cultivation and supply of cannabis.

The 25-year-old man has been charged with cultivating a large commercial quantity of a prohibited plant.

He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Friday and further remanded to reappear on July 23.

In total during the operation, officers seized cannabis with a combined estimated potential street value of more than $3 million.

Inquiries under Strike Force Harthouse continue.

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